Warped. And wilted.

I have found the parents’ tent. It is air-conditioned. And I’m not leaving.


Posted at 12:40 pm in iPhone, Popculch |

8 responses to “Warped. And wilted.”

  1. beb said on July 20, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Came across this today, thought Pilot Joe might get a kick out of it.

    It’s an electric hybrid airplane/car. At the moment it only has electric drive wheels but those get it going fast enough to make test hops on its wings. Later electric propellers will be added. It’s probably entirely pointless as a car or an airplane but it’s interesting that they got it to work as much as they have in just four months.

    News that Borders’ Books is going into liquidation is shocking and depressing. I’m shocked that no one was interested in any of the stores. There must have been a lot of corporate debt there that no one wanted to touch. And I’m depressed because the main bookstore I go to, and have for the last 20+ years is a Borders Express. It used to be a Waldenbooks before Borders bought out the chain. Now there’s just a Barnes & Noble, which I never cared as much for. Since I don’t think Amazon is any good for a new writer, someone no one has heard before, this will be a hard blow to the entire publishing field.

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  2. Joe Kobiela said on July 20, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Thanks Beb,
    Pilot Joe

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  3. Scout said on July 20, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    This picture is priceless, Nancy. Enjoy your time out.

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  4. prospero said on July 20, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Air conditioning? And piped in Kenny G? Seems all wrong for intrepid girl reporter.

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  5. nancy said on July 20, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    The heat is simply unbelievable. I’ll do some wandering, but in short bursts.

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  6. basset said on July 20, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Our nearest Borders went under in the first wave of closings and the Vanderbilt University bookstore is taking it over, with a promise to carry some stock for the rest of the community; until then, all we have within ten miles or so are a Books a Million, two pretty decent used-book shops and the book tables at Costco.

    Ohio does not have heat that would make me stay in the same room as Kenny G. Looking at a heat index of 105-plus here in Nashville today.

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  7. ROGirl said on July 20, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I remember when Borders consisted of one store on South State Street in Ann Arbor. I liked to go upstairs and browse through the art books. When it went into expansion mode and then full corporate I still liked it for the depth of titles available, but a couple of years ago they began selling a lot of non-book crap in the stores. I’m sorry to see them go like this, but they didn’t help themselves by not moving aggressively into selling books online.

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  8. joodyb said on July 21, 2011 at 12:26 am

    ROGirl and basset, this made me flash back to the incredible Indigo on Yonge Street in Toronto, which is still there, because CA hasn’t done to bricks and mortar what the US has, somehow. It had everything books. It was the first place I found a McSweeney’s Reader, one of the best of the box editions that I cherish to this day. Place was full of every kind of niche mag and one-of-a-kind publication. Three floors, I think. It smelled really good in there for a such a shiny penny of a place.

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